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Anthropology Research Talk: The Familiar-Strange Manifestation of the Dead
March 2 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pmFree
Join Dr. Farzad Amoozegar for his upcoming anthropology research talk, Familiar-Strange Manifestation of the Dead.
This talk draws on Islamic perspectives that conceive of visions (ru’yā) and nightmares (kābūs) as instances for Jamilā, a thirteen-year-old Syrian refugee girl, to imagine and make sense of the dead.
About the Speaker
Dr. Farzad Amoozegar is a medical anthropologist and an ethnomusicologist researching death, dying and grief; ethics of care; health and wellbeing; and warfare, violence and militarism. His research extends the conversation about subjectivity and ethics in medical anthropology by inquiring into ways in which Syrian refugee children and paraplegic Iranian veterans of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War process violence and suffering and cope with the loss of family members or close friends.